Toronto, Canada 18 - 20 October 2013

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Helix Reel Entertainment for winning Best Film of 2013. Their film The Hat will go on to represent Toronto against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2014.

1st Place: Best Film of 2013

The Hat by Helix Reel Entertainment

2nd Place: Best Film of 2013


3rd Place: Best Film of 2013

In Bloom by Sleepyhead

Required Elements

  • Character: Pierson or Pierson Vallis, Detective
  • Prop: a briefcase
  • Line: "I know you think I'm being dramatic."

2013 Film List

  • A Host Gate by Black Garter Films

    A man finds a briefcase at a crime scene, only to have it influence him against his will.

  • Absolutely Breathtaking by Gaussian Films
  • All for Davey by #BougieProductions

    Two bitter exes are forced to act like a loving couple. Do they kill each other in the process?

  • Aperture by WhyWhyZee

    Detective confronts auteur that captures damaging footage.

  • Art Bros Forever by Great Noodles

    A search for the art worlds best puts a friendship to the test.

  • Bed & Breakfast by Remagination

    There's no such thing as a free lunch.

  • Blind Eye by FunnyBlackGuy Productions

    The last laugh goes to the Victor.

  • Breaking The Case by Shot In The Dark

    The bumbling Det. Vallis has to explain to his sergeant how a simple errand required utmost heroism.

  • Case Closed by Crew without a rebel

    Two detectives reveal their secret while interrogating a suspect

  • Cat's Out by Caulfield Contemporary

    A down and out private detective is forced to take an unusual case for a shot at saving his career.

  • Coded by After Rain Productions

    A young overly ambitious detective is faced with the ultimate challenge that could change the world.

  • Conflicted by Lens Flare

    Sometimes the struggle is within

  • Critical Distance by Lajoie de vie

    A Detective receives a call that will change his life forever.

  • Dead Weight by Top Button Club

    What's weighing you down?

  • echos. by fête

    An overworked man causes his own detriment

  • Ex gratia by Open Mode

    A lonely woman's extraordinary power to do good faces a detective's need for order.

  • Exordium by THE GRAND SARACHIS

    A detective is searching,but questions are dangerous

  • Fairy Enough by Reparito

    A reporter is interested in covering a story about Tooth Fairy's secret identity.

  • Florian by JING Films

    A couple brought together through music get torn apart by drugs.

  • Grit Noire by Spiced Reality Productions

    a detective decides to follow her true path

  • Hammiversary by LOLOL

    A love that's skin deep

  • In Bloom by Sleepyhead

    A teen girl rehashes past romances and debates love with a naive admirer

  • Kale. by 229 upper

    What is kale?

  • My Life In A Flash by SUPER13

    A young superhero with decoting power were free by one of her creator, is piecing back her life.

  • Oblivion by Ellipsis48

    A man struggles to piece together the mystery of his greatest love

  • Off The Hook by Reel Life

    It's a lot better on

  • Out Of Order by Tall Boys Productions

    When it rains, it pours.

  • Pierson Valis by Espanglish

    A detective investigates Veronica's case; she claims the crown was suppose to be Her's.

  • Pinecrest by The Snake Pictures

    Weekend at Bernie's Pt. 3

  • Pretty Theft by JustAnotherFilmTeam

    One man, many bicycles and a conspiracy that knows no bounds.

  • R.S.V.P by WOA Productions

    Not Everyone Says I Love You

  • Reflex by ForFilmsSake

    Pierson Vallis investigates a peculiar case involving a girl and a stalker.

  • RIFFRAFF by Waterwheel Pictures


  • Solitude by The Apathy Club

    sometimes we need to make it up

  • Super2 by Young Gun Productions
  • TAKING CANDY by Practice Makes Breakfast

    Crime is for suckers.

  • The Conquest by RK

    The world is not that hard to conquer

  • The Hat by Helix Reel Entertainment

    mild-mannered flatfoot by day and roof-topping, crime fighting, cranium accessory by night, The Hat.

  • The Hotel Prestige by ikto productions

    Expect the Unexpected

  • The Most Dangerous Game Ever by Hogtown Smackdown

    Cards to the death

  • The Witness by EMIKD PRODUCTIONS

    aliens sucking life of humans

  • Ticker by Well-mannered and polite productions

    A detective is rescued from a fatal attack by an old man with supernatural abilities.

  • Tonight's the Night by Wrong Crowd Entertainment

    When sisters won't let go.

  • UNNOTICED by Mouthy Kid Films

    Unrequited love is everywhere.

  • vacanze by mevorachzakha

    how does one escape an already vacant life?

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